BC Gov News: Faster connectivity coming to 100+ communities
People in rural and Indigenous communities throughout B.C. will benefit from record investments in connectivity projects to improve high-speed internet and expand cellular access along provincial highways. This is part of StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. “For too long, people living in rural and remote parts of B.C. have been struggling with slow, intermittent internet access,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “We are taking action to ensure the benefits of high-speed internet are shared by everyone in B.C., especially those in rural and remote regions who contribute so much to our province. Our economic recovery is strengthened when we can all get online to do business, learn and connect with loved ones.”
CRA News: Tax tip: Get free, virtual help with your taxes!
It’s been a challenging year, but we’re hoping we can make one thing easier – doing your taxes. It’s important to do your taxes on time, every year. Getting them done will make sure you continue to receive your entitled benefit and credit payments. Volunteers may be able to do your taxes for free through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). You could be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation. This year, many community organizations are hosting free, virtual tax clinics where you can get tax help by videoconference, by phone or through a document drop-off arrangement. A list of tax clinics is posted on our website. They’re generally offered in March and April, with some even open year-round. You can also find a tax clinic with the free MyCRA web app when you select “Help with my taxes.”
BC Chamber & Export Navigator: BROADEN THE BORDERS OF YOUR BUSINESS WITH EXPORT NAVIGATOR
Diversify your market. Export today. Expand your business borders with one-to-one support from an export advisor. Available to businesses owned by Indigenous Peoples, youth, and women, Export Navigator offers free one-to-one access to an expert advisor who specializes in exporting. Export Navigator is a program that offers free expert guidance to B.C. businesses on exporting. No matter your size or current exporting status, Export Navigator will connect you with a helpful advisor to explain the export process. For more details and to meet your advisor visit exportnavigator.ca
Houston is a community of 2,993 people located on Highway 16 in Northwest British Columbia, between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Houston is part of the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, an area of the province with a large and diversified resource base and an area that is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination.
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